CTO - Full Remote / or based in Paris

FairMoney is hiring!


FairMoney is building the leading mobile bank for emerging markets.

We started with a digital microloans application on Android, and we are currently roll out additional financial services (current account, savings, debit card) while expanding the product to Western Africa and South-East Asia.
We have disbursed close to 1,000,000 microloans and give more than 5000 loans daily. We are backed by top notch US/EU investors and have raised 15m EUR + Venture Capital supporting our growth.

We are a team of 60 between Paris and Lagos in Engineering (Android, Data, Backend), Product, Marketing, Customer Service and Operations.

Our Values

  • Start with the client, never assume πŸ“Š
  • Churn 9-5 🎯
  • Care for Impact πŸ₯°
  • A - Players only πŸ’ͺ
  • Fly High - Fly Low πŸ™Œ
  • Young & Hungry πŸ‹οΈ
  • Progress starts where comfort ends πŸ‘ŠπŸΎ
  • 70/30 ⚑
  • Direct Feedback 🀝
  • Logic and Data wins over β€œI think” πŸ’₯

More info here.[https://www.fairmoney.ai/join-the-team]

Job Description

Our engineering team is now composed of 20+ engineers divided in sub-teams based in Lagos and Paris.

Your main mission is to scale our engineering team and to ensure that the team acts upon business/product requierements. You are going to work with various stackholders (CEO, board, technical and non-technical people) for anything related to recruitement.
Your main goal is to build the new digital bank for emerging countries.

You will work on :

  • Owning the product and solution architecture,
  • Build & refine the technical roadmap with the Engineering & Product teams,
  • Ensure the highest quality standards during development and delivery,
  • Be the go-to technology expert when technical leadership questions are asked.

πŸ”§ Our technical Stack πŸ”§

  • Our customer product is an android application;
  • It communicates with a Ruby on Rails backend (sikekiq, rspec);
  • Our ML pipeline is an API-flask (Python);
  • We are hosted on AWS: we use Elastic Beanstalk, a RDS Aurora mysql database, S3, Kinesis (data-stream, firehose);
  • Prototype of a data warehouse on GCP (GCS, BigQuery, Cloud Composer);
  • We have automated tests that run on Travis.

Preferred Experience

  • You have at least 5 years of experience in backend development,
  • You have an Engineering or University Diploma (we are also open to self-taught with 5 years experience in computer engineering),
  • You have a siginificative experience in managing a large team of software engineers (you have build a team from scratch or already scale a team),
  • You have an experience in managing software developers remotely,
  • You are able to code in a backend languague (Ruby on Rails or Python or node.js or Go or Php or Java...)
  • You have knowledge with AWS or GCP cloud providers,
  • You are able to travel 40% of your time (if working remotly),
  • You are able to go to the most efficient solution.

Recruitment Process

  • Phone screening of 45 minutes with Maud - our Talent Manager,
  • Founders meeting with Matthieu and Laurin,
  • Interview with Laurin - our CEO,
  • Technical interview with Matthieu - our CTO,
  • Referral check

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Paris, France (75010)
  • Education Level: Master's Degree
  • Experience: > 5 years
  • Possible full remote